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Billboard #1 Hits: #31 “Alley-Oop”-Hollywood Argyles. July 11, 1960- #1 for 1 week. Released on Lute Records. Written by Dallas Frazier. Genre: Rock and Roll. Time: 2:36. B-side:”Sho’ Know A Lot About Love” Grade: B

“Alley Oop” was written in 1957 by country musician and songwriter Dallas Frazier [who also wrote the awfully annoying “Elvira” which the Oak Ridge Boys had a huge hit with .} “Alley-Oop” was inspired by the comic strip of the same name created by V.T. Hamlin. A one-hit wonder- the Holywood Argyles only appearance in the Hot 100. Produced by Kim Fowley who later was the mastermind behind The Runaways. “Alley-Oop” peaked at #24 on the UK Singles Chart.


5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #31:”ALLEY-OOP”-HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES- JULY 11, 1960

  1. Now that you mention it, I can see the similarity between Alley Oop and Elvira. I wonder how far back a person remembers music? This song was written in 57 and a hit in 60, when I was only 2 years old, but I remember it clearly including the words.

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